Please link your Slice of Life Story to us here by clicking on the Mr. Linky Widget below. To learn more about this Challenge, please visit our Slice of Life … Continue Reading Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 3
My SOLS go in here! Originally uploaded by teachergal I decided to purchase an inexpensive presentation booklet from Staples for the purpose of housing my Slice of Life Stories since … Continue Reading Preservation
Well, really just a scene from today’s Writing Workshop, but I wanted to do a take-off of the Billy Joel Song. 😉 Anyway, I taught a great minilesson today on … Continue Reading Scenes from a Workshop Workshop
Eight of my 18 kids (two were absent) came into school today with their Slice of Life Story Entries from the weekend. I was hoping to have more like 90% … Continue Reading Not Quite the Start I Hoped For… But Not Bad
The alarm buzzed in my ear at 5:15 a.m. I’m still sick, but I’m going in! Therefore, I took about three more minutes and then rolled right out of bed. … Continue Reading Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Day 3
Let me begin by revealing that I am a really bad taker of naps. Actually, that is an understatement. I doubt there are many out there who are worse than … Continue Reading ruth’s solc: recovery food.
I finished attaching ribbon, to the wooden boxes I painted, earlier this morning. I decided I had gotten enough practice painting practice. Therefore, it was time to bring out the … Continue Reading Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Day 2
Please link your Slice of Life Story to us here by clicking on the Mr. Linky Widget below. To learn more about this Challenge, please visit our Slice of Life … Continue Reading Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 2
I wanted to reflect on some questions Stephanie Jones, one of my former T.C. professors and author of Engaged Intellectuals, presents at the end of chapter 11 in her book … Continue Reading Thinking Critically About Writing Workshop
Over the next few days I’m going to have a few posts inspired by Frank Serafini, author of numerous works, including Around the Reading Workshop in 80 Days. All-Write Consortium (which my … Continue Reading frank serafini.
The first day of March. The first day of the Slice of Life Challenge (SOLC). The first entry I’ve ever written in a Moleskine Notebook. And I’ve found myself … Continue Reading Ruth’s SOLC: Studio Desk
I made this special just for the challenge. My very first Moleskine — ooh-la-la!
I finally sat down and created a short fiction rubric for the picture books my students are going to “publish” this-coming week. If you’re in the market for a rubric … Continue Reading Short Fiction Rubric
It’s 12:05 a.m. on March 1st, which means it’s time for me to post the widget for Day 1 of the Slice of Life Story Challenge. Please link your Slice … Continue Reading Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 1
I’m sure I won’t be the only person posting this poem today: The Original Leap Year Poem by Anonymous Thirty days hath September, April, June and November. All the rest … Continue Reading Poetry Friday: Leap Year
I created the Slice of Life Story Challenge Tracker and posted it above my desk, which is oddly located in my classroom’s meeting area, this afternoon. I cannot wait to … Continue Reading Tracking Chart
Need a quick record-keeping form to use to track your students’ Slice of Life Stories in March? If so, click here for a spreadsheet I created and published as a … Continue Reading SOLSC: Student Tracker Spreadsheet
My fourth grade colleague is going to be doing the Slice of Life Story Challenge with her class as well. Therefore, I made this flier to go home with the … Continue Reading Slice of Life Student Challenge Announcement
The active engagement of today’s minilesson ran a little longer than usual since my students felt as though they needed to help me revise my dialogue after studying the way … Continue Reading Revision: Dialogue
Over the mid-winter recess I asked my students to sketch out their at-home writing space. Further, if they didn’t have an at-home writing space, I asked them to create one. … Continue Reading Writing Space